VBHCS News

MAY 6TH BIG PAYBACK DAY!

TODAY IS THE BIG PAYBACK DAY!! CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO GIVE. The Big Payback is a community-wide online giving day designed to give the public the opportunity to pay back the nonprofits that make this a place we are proud to call home. Starting at 6 pm on May 6, we all have 24…

New Location Now Open in Murfreesboro

Volunteer Behavioral Health (VBH) opened a new facility which will provide prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for Rutherford County and surrounding areas. While VBHCS has 20 outpatient centers throughout their 32-county service area in Middle, Upper Cumberland, and Southeast Tennessee, this is the first new construction project for the agency. Designed by GHP…

New Grant- to help police combat substance abuse, improve mental health services

SOURCE: Gallatin News The Gallatin Police Department has been awarded $1.3 million in federal funding to help combat substance abuse and improve responses to mental health calls during the next three years. The department recently received a $892,085 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) grant along with a $438,461 Justice Mental Health…

Nathan Miller, Regional Vice President for VBH, recently spoke with NEWS 2 about the Christmas Day Nashville bombing.

Congratulations to our 2020 TAMHO Awards Recipients

Recently several of the VBH staff attended (Virtually) the Annual TAMHO (TN Assoc of Mental Health Organizations) Awards and Recognition. We are so very excited to announce our CEO Chris Wyre, won the Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations Mr. Wyre. Much deserved!!!!!! Our very own Stacey Hurst also took home the Personal Courage Award. We’re so…

Chris Wyre announces retirement / VBH Board names Phyllis Persinger President

August 7, 2020 – Chris Wyre announces retirement / VBH Board names Phyllis Persinger President Dr. James Boerner, Chair of the Volunteer Behavioral Health (VBH) Board of Directors, announced at the annual meeting on August 7, 2020 that CEO, Chris Wyre, will be retiring in August of 2021. After more than 43 years working with VBH,…

Volunteer Awarded 32 Counties to Provide Behavioral Health Safety Net for CHILDREN!

The new Behavioral Health Safety Net (BHSN) for Children in Tennessee, which will provide mental health services to children, will begin on September 1. Through the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), the BHSN for children will provide services to uninsured children ages 3 – 17 who meet program eligibility criteria….

VBH COVID-19 OPERATIONAL UPDATE

TO PROTECT OUR CLIENTS AND STAFF DURING THIS TIME WE ARE REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE HAVE IN THE OFFICES. After much consideration, We have made the difficult decision to implement the transition into Phase Two Monday, March 23rd. PHASE TWO- The only clients we will see in theOffice are first time appointment clients….

We’re Here for you!

We wanted to let everyone to know that we are taking the necessary steps to make sure our clients and staff remain healthy during this time. We know right now may be stressful and anxious for many people. We have a large team and we are talking often to ensure everyones safety and health is…

Town Hall Meeting Focused on Opioid and Mental Health

State Representative Mike Sparks, recently held a opioid and mental health town hall meeting in Smyrna. Our very own Nathan Miller was on the panel with many other great leaders. It was a wonderful event full of great discussion. We’re so thankful to Representative Sparks and the community for reducing the stigma on mental health,…